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Sobhraj freedom hope dashed again
Kathmandu, Oct 9 (IANS) Charles Sobhraj's hope that he would be acquitted of the 1975 murder of an American tourist in Nepal receded again Sunday with a critical hearing being deferred.

Sunday, November 09, 2008 5:16:26 PM

Nepal snubs Bhutan over royal coronation
Kathmandu, Nov 9 (IANS) The new Himalayan republic of Nepal has snubbed its neighbour Bhutan over the much-acclaimed three-day coronation ceremony of the Druk kingdom's new king Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk.

Sunday, November 09, 2008 2:29:32 PM

Nepal rebel groups seek UN help for 'freedom'
Kathmandu, Nov 9 (IANS) As Nepal's Maoist government sought to open parleys with the armed rebel groups battling for greater rights in the southern plains, two of them have approached the UN seeking self-determination.

Sunday, November 09, 2008 1:31:19 PM

In Kathmandu, teenaged boys openly fix sex deals
Kathmandu, Nov 9 (IANS) They are barely 16 years old, but it is not difficult to spot Nepali boys expertly luring customers for equally young sex workers on the capital's streets. The demons of poverty, unemployment and the lure of quick money have pushed hundreds of them into a dark trade.

Sunday, November 09, 2008 8:34:36 AM

Nepal exporters rejoice as India rolls back garment duty
Kathmandu, Nov 8 (IANS) Nepal's beleaguered garments industry has heaved a sigh of relief with neighbour India, currently one of the biggest destination for Nepali products, slashing customs duty on garments by 50-75 percent.

Saturday, November 08, 2008 4:03:42 PM

Six-month extension for UN's Nepal mission
Kathmandu, Nov 8 (IANS) The UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) is headed for a six-month extension after its current tenure ends in January.

Saturday, November 08, 2008 2:05:01 PM

Nepal's gay MP crusades for India's sexual minorities
Kathmandu, Nov 8 (IANS) Nepal's first out-of-the-closet gay lawmaker, who founded the sexual minority rights movement in the conservative Himalayan nation, has now taken up cudgels on behalf of Indian peers, following reports of a crackdown on sexual minorities in India's Bangalore city.

Saturday, November 08, 2008 1:56:03 PM

Tibet campaigners pin hope on Obama
Kathmandu, Nov 6 (IANS) Campaigners for greater rights and religious freedom for Tibetans under Chinese rule have hailed the victory in US presidential polls of Barack Obama, saying that they hoped for greater American initiatives during his government.

Thursday, November 06, 2008 3:41:27 PM

Nepal to ban smoking in public places
Kathmandu, Nov 6 (Xinhua) The Nepali government will shortly introduce a law to ban smoking in public places, the nepalnews.com reported Thursday.

Thursday, November 06, 2008 11:06:20 AM

Nepal Democrats celebrate Obama victory in Kathmandu
Kathmandu, Nov 5 (IANS) One month ago, Nepal's astrologers had predicted victory for Barack Obama and the prediction came true Wednesday with the 47-year-old making history by becoming the first non-white president of the US.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 4:14:30 PM

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